One type of hazard that motorcyclists (as well as other road users, including bicyclists) face is “distracted” drivers. Motorcyclists are particularly susceptible to “distracted” driver accidents as such drivers, due to inattention, may be even less likely to not “see” or otherwise realize the presence of a motorcycle.
As summarized in various posts on this site, there have been many motorcycle accidents in which riders have been seriously injured, and at times fatally injured, due to the motorist “not seeing” the motorcyclist.
While “distracted” driving is typically thought of being caused by the driver’s usage of electronic devices – texting is often cited as a cause – distractions can also happen during any activity that causes the driver to not be fully engaged or otherwise fully attentive while driving.
One example of an Illinois motorcycle accident lawsuit in which distracted driving was cited as a source of alleged negligence is described in the December 5, 2016 Madison Record article titled “Motorcyclist seeks damages after accident in Fairview Heights.”
Should you or someone you care for experience a motorcycle accident injury or fatality in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the legal situation and to determine whether a personal injury lawsuit should be filed. Elman Law Group LLC (ElmanLaw.com) is an Illinois personal injury law firm that concentrates in Illinois personal injury and wrongful death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.)
Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer. Over the last 25+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 25+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases. In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.
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